Southeastern Montana Development Corporation of Colstrip has announced that Jaimi Balsam has been selected as the new director of the Small Business Development Center. Balsam will provide confidential business counseling and training services on everything from creating a business plan to ongoing operational and financial technical services. These services are provided on a no-fee basis to both existing and start-up business in Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud, Treasure and Wibaux counties. SEMDC's Small Business Development Center is among 10 centers in Montana. It is supported by contributions made by member cities and counties and donations made by private firms including local banks in the communities it serves. For more information or to make an appointment with Balsam, call 406-748-2990.